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Software Update
Tesla's new software update is full of fun (and useful) new features
Tesla has started rolling out Software Version 10.0, starting with the United States – but there’s plenty of new things for Tesla drivers across Asia Pacific to look forward to.
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Audio
Bose engineers 14 speakers for Chevrolet's 2020 Corvette Stingray
Bose says this is the ‘most powerful and highest performing sound system ever for a sports car'.
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Apple
Hands-on review: In the age of smart TVs, how relevant is the 4K Apple TV?
Apple proves that the devil is in the details - and an unmatched user interface.
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Gaming
Doctor Who fans: This one’s for you
Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is a new, VR gaming experience set to be released this September.
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Headphones
Sony to launch a slew of home entertainment goodies
Sony’s latest range of TVs, home entertainment and audio are all on show at this year’s CES Las Vegas.
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Gaming
Samsung announces 2018 TV and home entertainment lineup
Samsung announces its 2018 TV and home entertainment lineup - and it's a good'un
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Cloud
Vodafone TV arrives at Kiwi homes across the country
Vodafone TV supposedly enables Kiwis to experience the future of television.
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Drones
Are the drones shown in ‘ready player one’ based on solid science or movie magic?
The movie is set in 2045, and it showcases a lot of technology viewers might find unfamiliar, but not entirely unbelievable.
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YouTube
Opinion: Why YouTube’s ad algorithm is killing your favourite creators
YouTube says that machines are allowing them to flag content for review at scale, but this is causing many creators to quit the platform.
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Gaming
AMD desktop processors supposedly deliver best-in-class compute performance
AMD announced the global availability of its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors.
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Gaming
DreamGate’s Steampunk Tower 2 launches on Steam
Following the success of the original action strategy game, indie studio DreamGate is releasing Steampunk Tower 2.
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Cloud
Facebook launches Data Abuse Bounty program
The Data Abuse Bounty is inspired by the existing bug bounty program.
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New Zealand
New Zealand film production revenue still on the rise
New Zealand film production revenue increased 15% to $1.1 billion in 2017.
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Facebook
Taika Waititi and Spark to host a new NZ film festival
Spark and Facebook have joined forces to create the Tall Shorts Film Festival.
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New Zealand
Spark refreshes Netflix offer for broadband customers
Customers who have already signed up for 12 months of Spark's 'Netflix on us', can now access a further 6 months.
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Cloud
YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features
YouTube is introducing more ways to watch live videos and interact with the live community.
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Cloud
Lightbox changes its platform in preparation for Lightbox movies
"We’ve decided to move to the Brightcove platform, which will give us the capability to expand and develop Lightbox."
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Film review
Film review: Gone Girl
If I could give it a hundred stars I would. I had to get it perfect. I had to do it justice. Because the book was perfect. And the movie was almost perfect.
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Film review
Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Dear Michael Bay... I just wanted to thank you for annihilating one of my favourite shows from when I was kid.
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Home Entertainment
All in one entertainment for all
The world is rapidly moving towards unifying all of the media you use, and adjusting to that trend is becoming more a necessity than just a fashion.